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Tenth Annual Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic

Brings Charity-Minded Sports and Entertainment Personalities Together

 To Support Children-Focused Foundation

Sold Out Tournament at Riviera Country Club Raises Funds for

Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation Programs and Community Outreach Efforts

LOS ANGELES, CA; APRIL 26, 2016 – Sports and entertainment celebrities from across the country will join Jim and Shannon Mora for the Tenth Annual Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic Hosted By Nelson & Sharon Rising on May 16, 2016 at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California.  The sold out tournament boasts local and national sponsors whose teams are paired with the sports and entertainment studded list of celebrities for a day of golf at the historic country club. A VIP and Celebrity Appreciation Party sponsored by TVG Executive Search and hosted by the W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills kicks off the two-day event on Sunday, May 15, 2016.  As the anchor fundraiser for the Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation, this annual event supports Count On Me programs, community outreach efforts and grant-funding to children-focused organizations. 

Tenth Annual Jim Mora Golf Classic Sponsors include Nelson & Sharon Rising as Host Sponsor and Boston Private Bank & Trust, IMG Sports Marketing/SEIA, and Legistics, Inc. as Gold Sponsors. Silver Sponsors include The Graiwer Family, The Grabar Family, Square Peg Industries, The Caldwell Family, Pacific Homeworks, French Cormany Insurance Services, Kevin & Shelley Turner, Morgan Adams, Inc., Genesco Sports Enterprises, The Jacobson Family, Equity Office Partners, Wedgewood, Inc., X2 Biosystems, The Glam Squad, Paxata, Inc. and Ziegler Family Trust.  Tee Sponsorships and seats to the finale dinner, BackSwing Bash and Happy Hour, are still available at

The tournament has garnered the reputation as a fun-filled adventure for sponsors, their guests and the celebrities that are matched with each golf foursome.  Count On Me in-kind partners and vendors provide delicious food and beverage tastings, exciting contests and tee prizes at nearly every hole.  The event wraps at the Crystal & Grand Ballrooms of the Riviera Country Club for a sumptuous happy hour and lively auction dinner.

Confirmed celebrities to date include: Troy Aikman, Kermit Alexander, Eric Allen, Marcus Allen, Jordan Babineaux, Tom Bradley, Dick Butkus, Wayne Cook, Peter Dante, Baron Davis, Richard Dent, Eric Dickerson, Tyus Edney, Marshall Faulk, Vince Ferragamo, Bobby Grich, Az-Zahir Hakim, Jim Hill, TJ Houshmandzadeh, Maurice Jones-Drew, David Justice, Jason Kapono, Eric Karros, Angus McClure, John C. McGinley, Mark McMillian, Ryan McPartlin, Anthony Munoz, Lorenzo Neal, Jonathan Ogden, Kennedy Polamalu, Rip Scherer, Matt Stevens, Marques Tuiasosopo, Matthew Willig and Eric Yarber. 

About the Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation and the Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic:

The Annual Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic raises funds for the Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation, which provides impactful programs, community outreach and grant funding to children-focused organizations, all towards efforts that empower, inspire and nurture deserving youth of today.  All Count On Me activities focus on one or more of these priorities: to build and instill confidence; encourage health, wellness and safety; and foster learning experiences that shape children’s futures. Count On Me strives to improve the lives of children in need, primarily in three target areas: children from low socio-economic backgrounds, mentally and/or physically challenged children, and children at risk.  We support endeavors that provide young people the opportunity to realize their potential and achieve their dreams.

Programs include the Count On Me Holiday Shops, Bus 2 The Bowl and Youth Football Extravaganza, along with numerous community outreach events provided to charitable and community partners each year.  Some of those partners include the Special Olympics, Boys & Girls Clubs, Young Warriors, Mar Vista Family Center, Hollenbeck Police Activities League, UCLA Unicamp, Assistance League of Los Angeles, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, as well as Los Angeles area youth football leagues and elementary schools

For more about the Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation, please visit

About The Riviera Country Club:

The Riviera Country Club is internationally renowned and noted for its spectacular beauty with a uniquely designed course layout that has virtually been unaltered since it opened in 1927. Home to the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust Open and several PGA Championships, Riviera is listed in virtually every domestic and international course rating; its combination of layout, history and proven excellence make it one of the world’s premier tournament venues.

Sponsorship Inquiries: Lauren Hall, Director of Development at or 707-332-9273.

Media and Other Inquiries: Shari’ Ammon Mills, Sr. Director of Communications and Operations at or 619-917-3635